JMW Turner study - My Interpretation

venice,lagoon sunset

Just lovely Alan. What a beautiful horizon.

Interpreted beautifully Alan.

This is lovely Alan

It’s lovely, Alan. Really peaceful.

Calming and relaxing, painted beautifully, Alan.

Really good interpretation Alan

Is there no limit to this man's talents? No, there isn't, and it's just not fair.... I saw some early Turners in Petworth House (or P'worth Place, I've forgotten). A good reminder that he developed from quite primitive beginnings (as most of us do) - I wouldn't have said that his genius was apparent from his earliest works, though there is a wonderful self-portrait (not at Petworth) from his twenties. Hope for all of us, anyway, I thought. I'll look out for the article, because I'd be fascinated to read what you think of as the nearest (reliable) paints today to Turner's palette: so far as I know, his colours have held up pretty well - it would be interesting to know what HE thought about paint permanence: did he seek to achieve it? Was it secondary to getting the results he wanted at the time?

Warm working wonderfully with cool, excellent!

Thanks guys, always appreciated! It is just research at this stage and not my intention to try and copy Turner’s work, that’s impossible as we all know! Robert, the article won’t appear until next year, I’ve got relevant info on materials if you need it before then.

Another superb interpretation Alan, a fascinating series of paintings.

A beautiful interpretation of Turner Alan.

A super interpretation indeed Alan.

Great stuff Alan - superb!

Beautiful Alan

Lovely work here Alan 😏

Gorgeous Alan!

Beautifully understated Alan, your studying is paying off. It isn’t what you add, it’s what you leave out……the sky is stunning.

Thanks again for your comments, these are very rapid wet in wet studies, ten minutes at most - any longer and you can easily lose the spontaneity.

This is breathtakingly beautiful Alan.

Great tones and colours - great artwork Alan.

Lovely, Alan.

I like the immediacy and simplicity

That really is a superb sky Alan

Hang on Studio Wall

I'm currently examining Turner's working methods, paints/palette and his hand-made papers etc. for a forthcoming feature in TA, with details about where you can source similar materials today - For research purposes, I’ll be working/copying from a selection of his sketches that particularly inspire me, I’ll also be demonstrating some of my own local plein air landscapes inspired by the style of Turner. Two Rivers paper 1/4 Imperial. Inspired by: Venice, Looking across the Lagoon at Sunset. Tate 1856

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Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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